By Leigh Page, Becker’s ASC Review

August 3, 2011

Lars Thording, PhD, senior director of marketing and public affairs at Stryker Sustainability Solutions, formerly Ascent, responds to 10 misconceptions about third-party reprocessing of single-use devices.

Misconception 1: Medical devices are designated for single use based on determinations by regulators.

Dr. Thording’s response: Devices are designated for single use by the original manufacturers, not by the FDA or any other regulator. The manufacturers may apply single-use designation for economic or marketing reasons, rather than for patient safety…

Misconception 2…

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